story-driven design

digital experiences that explore our world

What I do

Interface Design

Immersive experiences that push the boundaries of digital storytelling

Front-End Development

Robust applications in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript with a mobile-first mindset

Visual Storytelling

Captivating narratives told with film, photography and data visualization


I’m Nick Harbaugh, an interactive designer and developer living in Austin, TX.

I spent three years at the Associated Press producing interactive projects on breaking news and feature stories like the Boston Bombing and North Korea. My work on the Great Recession won a Gramling Scholarship Award, a company-wide competition recognizing the best projects of the year.

Before that, I was on the multimedia team at The New York Times. I took on a variety of roles, collaborating with world-class photographers and reporters to produce a range of award-winning projects as a video producer and programmer.

A few months ago, I made the leap to freelance and have been collaborating with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on their new Cambodian Genocide exhibit.

I grew up in Miami and I could never live without good Cuban coffee.

Past Clients